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Glenn,

You wrote:

*> I have just placed a new page on my web page which is a comparison of
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*> Zeno with anti-evolutionists. I would be interested in any critiques,
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*> complaints or comments. Please e-mail me as I am not on this list.
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*> This can be found at http://www.glenn.morton.btinternet.co.uk/zeno.htm
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At this reference you write, concerning Zeno's paradox of motion:

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Now it is not difficult to see that Zeno's paradox doesn't apply to real

life. Why? Because the mathematical laws which are used in Zeno's

paradox--infinite divisibility of space--does not happen. It is clear

from the fact that Zeno's demonstration that infinite divisibility

requires no motion combined with the observation that athletes actually

finish races that there comes a point in the division process in which the

distance to the finish line is so small that it can no longer be

divided. Thus, this paradox hints at the quantization of space, the famous

del X of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. While Zeno didn't come to

that obvious conclusion, it is the only mathematical way out of the

paradox.

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A simpler, fully satisfactory, mathematical way out of Zeno's paradox,

which does not require Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, is described

at:

http://www.mathacademy.com/platonic_realms/encyclop/articles/zeno_tort.html

Gordie

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